The Great Smoky Mountains National Park is full of rich history. People lived in what is now the park long before it became a national park. The Voorheis Estate was 38 acres in the north district of the park. It included a house, a barn, garden areas, and other buildings Louis E. Voorheis built when he owned the land. He reportedly loved to play around with water power and was an inventor. Voorheis wanted to create a mountain oasis to get away from the crowds. Over the course of four years, he built many of the buildings, bridges, and other constructions that were found in the area. One that is still standing is the spring house, which has gotten the name of the House of the Fairies. To get to this unique feature, just take the Twin Creeks Trail about 2 miles in, and you’ll veer slightly off the path. Stone steps and the building itself are still intact, and it’s really a cool place to see!